Jessica Garand has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Alice Tully Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Le Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, and the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal. Jessica holds a bachelor degree from McGill’s Schulich School of Music and is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School under the direction of Samuel Rhodes.
Jessica is inspired by the role music can serve in the community. In 2011, she founded Opportunity Music Project, a non-profit instrument instruction program for low-income families. She is an active volunteer in the Montreal and New York City scenes, performing for benefit galas, retirement residences, hospitals, and homeless shelters. In 2008 Jessica was awarded a Canadian Millennium Scholarship in recognition of her community contribution.